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Total Nerd The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time  

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List Rules Games released on the Sega Genesis system only.

List of the Best Games for the Sega Genesis. These are not all the games, but they are the best as voted on by gamers. Sega Genesis was the second console released in the United States by the Sega Corporation. It was meant as a rival for the popular Super Nintendo and offered 16 bit entertainment. The Genesis had multiple successes throughout it's life span, but the most popular would have to be Sonic the Hedgehog, which was the Mario of Sega. This is not to say that other games like Altered Beast, NBA Jam and of course, Mortal Kombat, were not huge games as well. (Every gamer can tell you that Mortal Kombat on the Genesis was a much better version if only for the fact that the characters bleed instead of sweated.)

Since this is the greatest games for the Sega Genesis, vote up your favorites and add your own if they aren't on the list.

1
523 148
Streets of Rage 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

2
588 171
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

3
383 107
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Sonic the Hedgehog 3 1994

4
458 152
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

5
379 141
Sonic & Knuckles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

6
213 65
Castlevania: Bloodlines is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added Castlevania: Bloodlines 1994

7
341 126
Disney's Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

8
232 76
Shining Force II is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
vitor.castro added Shining Force II 1993

9
297 112
Earthworm Jim is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

10
204 65
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist 1992

11
261 95
Streets of Rage is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added Streets of Rage 1991

12
178 54
Shinobi III: Return of the Nin... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master 1993

13
238 86
Mortal Kombat II is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added Mortal Kombat II 1993

14
243 87
Gunstar Heroes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

15
327 134
Golden Axe is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
Golden Axe 1989

16
237 89
Super Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

17
216 79
Golden Axe II is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
vitor.castro added Golden Axe II 1991

18
314 130
NBA Jam is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
NBA Jam 1993

19
253 102
ToeJam & Earl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

20
169 58
Phantasy Star IV: The End of t... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

21
121 35
Shining Force is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added Shining Force 1992

22
304 138
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

23
192 75
The Revenge of Shinobi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
JohnnyChaffin added The Revenge of Shinobi 1989

24
210 88
Streets of Rage 3 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Streets of Rage 3 1994

25
202 82
Comix Zone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
Comix Zone 1995

26
187 74
X-Men 2: Clone Wars is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added X-Men 2: Clone Wars 1995

27
207 86
Contra: Hard Corps is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

28
161 60
Rocket Knight Adventures is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
wiabux added Rocket Knight Adventures 1993

29
136 48
NBA Jam Tournament Edition is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added NBA Jam Tournament Edition 1994

30
176 72
Road Rash II is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added Road Rash II 1993

31
144 54
Street Fighter II': Special Ch... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

32
224 104
Road Rash is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
Road Rash 1991

33
135 52
QuackShot is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
triviafan added QuackShot 1991

34
150 64
Castle of Illusion Starring Mi... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

35
167 75
Earthworm Jim 2 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

36
168 77
Strider is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
Strider 1989

37
91 30
Sunset Riders is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added Sunset Riders 1991

38
84 26
Zombies Ate My Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
Jim_In_Texas added Zombies Ate My Neighbors 1993

39
173 83
The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

40
185 91
Vectorman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
Vectorman 1995

41
113 46
Desert Strike is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
wiabux added Desert Strike

42
189 96
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
X-Men 1992

43
150 71
NHL '94 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
wiabux added NHL '94 1993

44
150 71
Ghouls'n Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

45
127 57
Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum ... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

46
189 98
Ecco the Dolphin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

47
94 36
ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funk... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron 1993

48
151 75
Kid Chameleon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

49
206 112
Altered Beast is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

50
111 49
Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster's... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time